Watch Salvador Dalí’s Quest for Magic Mushrooms in Mongolia


In 1976, artist Salvador Dalí starred in the surrealist quasi-fake documentary Impressions de la haute Mongolie (Impressions of Upper Mongolia), a 50-minute travelogue made by José Montes-Baquer that follows Dalí on his mission to Mongolia to find a particular fungal hallucinogen. Yup, it’s every bit as trippy as you would expect it to be. Along the way, there’s a lot of mustache-waggling, yelling at Hitler, discussions about Outer Mongolia and Raymond Roussel, intense close-ups of insects, and other eccentric additions — like Dalí’s overacting. The documentary, which turned up at Ubuweb a few years ago but without English subtitles now has them, and is broken up into five parts. Check out the first part after the jump and let us know what you think of the non-painting Dalí.

You can view parts two-five here (2, 3, 4, 5). [via io9]